A Republican member of Congress equated Planned Parenthood to “slavery forces” and called it a “racist organization” that was “created with the sole purpose of killing children that look like mine.”
Rep. Tim Huelskamp, a congressman from Kansas who made the comments at the 2012 Values Voter Summit this morning, is staunchly anti-abortion rights and said he has adopted four children “each of them either black, Hispanic, native American.”
“Besides slavery, abortion is the other darkest stain on our nation’s character,” Huelskamp told the crowd. “And this president is looking for every way possible to make abortion more available and more frequent, and he wants you to pay for it -- even if you disagree with it. Welcome to another provision of Obamacare.Now, embedded in all of that is an interesting take on reality. Planned Parenthood has, at its core, a firm commitment to women's health. If you attack Planned Parenthood, then you're attacking the only access of health care that many women in this country have access to.
And that's racist? Please.
This man is a fool. He represents the extremists in the United States Congress who hate women, hate freedom, and have no business telling anyone how things work. He's a demagogue and he should be thrown out of Congress. Except that he won't because he comes from the virulently anti-everything common sense state of Kansas.